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  1. Stark Presents Bribing the States to Tax Food Today at Duke
  2. HBR: Why Some Multinationals Pay Such Low Taxes
  3. DOJ Loses 30% of its Tax Prosecutors
  4. Should Law School Come With a Warning Label?
  5. Dean: Zombie Autopsy -- The Tax Expenditure Budget
  6. The Most Popular Law Schools (Schools with the Highest Yields)
  7. Cash D Reorgs and Basis
  8. A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning
  9. Using the NPR Model to Save the MSM With Tax Subsidies
  10. Law Student: 'I Know It's Crazy, But I'd Go to Law School Again'
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Stark Presents Bribing the States to Tax Food Today at Duke

Kirk J. Stark (UCLA) presents Bribing the States to Tax Food at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Seminar hosted by Lawrence A. Zelenak: Most states with a retail sales tax exempt from the tax base food purchased for home consumption. The rationale for these exemptions is that...


HBR: Why Some Multinationals Pay Such Low Taxes

Harvard Business Review, Why Some Multinationals Pay Such Low Taxes, by Justin Fox: Here one thing you can say that's true about U.S. corporate taxes: the statutory rate (35% at the federal level; 39.2% when you average in state rates) is the highest on earth. Here's another thing you can...


DOJ Loses 30% of its Tax Prosecutors

Bloomberg, U.S. Tax-Evasion Probes Said to Slow as Prosecutors Transfer: The U.S. Justice Department has lost almost 30% of its tax prosecutors in the past month, slowing a U.S. crackdown on offshore banks that enabled tax evasion, according to four people familiar with the matter. Twenty-five of the 95 prosecutors...


Should Law School Come With a Warning Label?

A products liability blog has a post on Warning: Your J.D. May Not Be Worth What You Paid For It: [I]f we were to design a warning for a legal education, what would it say? One option: WARNING: You may not be able to pay these loans back during your...


Dean: Zombie Autopsy -- The Tax Expenditure Budget

Steven Dean (Brooklyn), Zombie Autopsy: Dissecting a Not-Quite-Dead Commitment Device, 46 UC Davis L. Rev. ___ (2012): Like a student cutting the electrical cord on his television to help him study, governments across the globe rely on commitment devices to generate fiscal discipline. From the collapse of the Congressional Supercommittee...


The Most Popular Law Schools (Schools with the Highest Yields)

U.S. News & World Report, 10 Most Popular Law Schools: 188 ranked law schools reported to U.S. News their acceptances and subsequent enrollments for the current school year—a data set that encompassed 175,085 offers of acceptance and 44,366 students who ultimately decided to attend. (The data include unduplicated applicants to...


Cash D Reorgs and Basis

Lewis J. Greenwald & Christopher M. Flanagan (both of Sullivan & Worcester, Boston), New U.S. Regs Confirm That Basis Is Lost in Some Cash D Reorgs, 65 Tax Notes Int'l 1091 (Mar. 26, 2012): On November 18, 2011, the IRS and Treasury released temporary and proposed regulations for determining the...


A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning

Mark Glover (LSU), A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning, 35 Seattle Univ. L. Rev. 427 (2012): The psychological consequences of the law of succession largely have been overlooked, which is confounding given the emotionally charged context of estate planning. Filling this analytical void, this article examines the estate planning...


Using the NPR Model to Save the MSM With Tax Subsidies

Brad A. Greenberg (J.D. 2012, UCLA), A Public Press? Evaluating the Viability of Government Subsidies for the Newspaper Industry, 19 UCLA Ent. L. Rev. 189 (2012): Despite the availability of information from online news organizations and new media outlets, newspapers remain the primary contributor of new content to the marketplace...


Law Student: 'I Know It's Crazy, But I'd Go to Law School Again'

Joshua Plager (J.D. 2013, Miami), Trim, Plan, Law School: We Have a Situation (Now Let's Fix it), 67 U. Miami L. Rev. ___ (2012): This paper analyzes the current class action lawsuits against law schools on grounds of misrepresented statistics (schools' self-reported job employment rates, salary data, etc.). It argues...


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